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i didn't take to long for my p's to get to no each other! they have only been together for 10 days and already i have eggs.one of them is guarding them spinning in circles well the other one is not to far away.i seen them in action last night. so today i looked in the tank and yep little yellow eggs now i don't no dick about small fry but i have a 10 gal empty.i just cleaned it out and put it away last weekend
well time to put it up again.

can some one tell me how much time before i have small fry swimming and do i have to use a divider. i am going to do lots of research in the husbandry forum but i need some quick advice thanks in advance.
 

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Piranha eggs hatch within just a couple of days (usually 2-3 days).
I haven't had experiences with piranha's breeding yet, but I think you have to syphon off the fry a few days after they have hatched (perhaps when they have used up their yoke sack?). Be careful when "catching" small ones: their parents may still be very protective and agressive!
For the fry tank, use water and decorations from their parents tank (fry is very vulnerable, so you need to try to mimick the origional situation as much as possible), and use a simple sponge filter for filtration.

I have some info on my own website as well: see here

Well, that's about all I know about taking care of piranha offspring. Good luck, and congrats
 

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thanks a bunch i'm a freaked out right now i'm setting up the tank right now
 

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I wouldn't worry about screwing up your first batch of offspring: once piranha's start spawning, they are like rabbits, and will continue to do so for a while. So you'll get a second chance of you blow it the first time.

Again, good luck, keep us updated, and don't forget to share your experiences (what did work out, what not etc.)
 

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great that good to no because i don't have nothing ready
i will keep everything i do down on paper and keep everyone posted and pics verry soon.
 

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Congratulations, take good care for the real newbies!
 

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i have six rbp in a 125 gal judazzz the smallest being roughly 4'' and the largest in between 6-7 inches the two i saw mateing were the two biggest. these two were from a seperate batch so i got preety lucky. their has been one rbp guarding the eggs ever since i seen them spawning he/she will not let anybody arround she just keeps spinning arround and arround and once and awile he/she scoops down over top like when they are itchy but dosen't touch the rocks i was noticing.

This all started on sat night after gravel cleaning and water change i was told by my lfs that thats what they do they wait till you clean the rocks and water change so that they no you will not harm the eggs. i guess the must no that water changes don't happen everyday.and they have enough time before next cleaning
 

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well it doesn't look to successful my first time with spawning.the eggs look like they are almost gone and no fry to be seen. i have made some changes to the tank i have cleared some gravel and placed a flat rock at the bottom.hopefully they will use the rock for the eggs next time.i have also turned the temp up to 83deg it was at 80deg before the rbp is still in the same spot doing the same circles but can't see the eggs like before i'm hopeing they no something i dont. i have the 10 gal tank ready stable at 82 deg and i will keep on trying i will let everyone at p-fury no how the progress is doing as soon as i see more eggs thanks for the help
 

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nike said:
i have also turned the temp up to 83deg it was at 80deg

i have the 10 gal tank ready stable at 82 deg and i will keep on trying
Tough luck, buddy, but I guess you'll get more chances


As far as I know, one of the keys to succesfully raise fry is matching the water values in the parent's tank and the fry as much as possible. Fry is extremely vulnerable, so even minute differences in temperature or perimeters can prove fatal. That's why you need to use water from the parent's tank (or use one of those floating fry things in the same tank for the first couple of days).

I wish you good luck (once again
), thanks for all the info so far, and keep us updated!
You'll be succesfull eventually
 

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round two just seen them pair off again hope this one works out. i did not see them do the wango tango yet but they are protecting a specific area in the corner of my tank. the thing i don't like is it is verry close to my powerhead 901 if there is eggs now or soon does this mean i can't use my powerhead will they get sucked up or do they stick good to the rocks.

also if i get fry this time what does the fry tank temp have to be at, or do you keep it the same as the spawning tank by using the same water my temp in the 125gal is 82deg thanks in advance
 

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well getting verry close now
the eggs are now hatching and there is movement going on. the papa p is protecting his investment with great pride, i hope they pull it off
i need to get that powerhead back on fast i am only running a rena filstar xp3 pushing 350gph i also have a 12''airstone but this is a 125gal tank and i need that powerhead back on.
 

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Hope it goes through this time, Nike!!! You have all of us root'in behinde you. Tell me, before this happened.. did your Ps show any signs of breeding?? Like temperment, dance, colorations..ect??
 

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Hope it goes through this time, Nike!!! You have all of us root'in behinde you. Tell me, before this happened.. did your Ps show any signs of breeding?? Like temperment, dance, colorations..ect??
They have laid eggs once before, so they are defintely in the mood for some sweet luvin'
(read this topic from the start, and you'll see)
Too bad Nike messed it up
j/k

Hope it goes well for you this time, Nike! (btw: just wondering: how do you tell apart pop and mom?)
 

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"Boys have a penis, girls have a vagina" -- little kid from Kindergarten Cop

Did you remove the eggs or are you letting them hatch before trying to remove the fry?
 

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RhomZilla said:
Hope it goes through this time, Nike!!! You have all of us root'in behinde you. Tell me, before this happened.. did your Ps show any signs of breeding?? Like temperment, dance, colorations..ect??
They have laid eggs once before, so they are defintely in the mood for some sweet luvin'
(read this topic from the start, and you'll see)
Too bad Nike messed it up
j/k

Hope it goes well for you this time, Nike! (btw: just wondering: how do you tell apart pop and mom?)
I did read the whole thread, but still wanted to know if he noticed anything in particular before he knew or when they bred for the first time. Cause 3 of my Ps have turned real dark (blacker than my Rhoms) and 2 of them have been guarding a spot on one side of the tank.

Judazz, dont quote me on this.. but I've heard from alot of folks that the females are usually thicker than the males.
 

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I've heard from alot of folks that the females are usually thicker than the males.


I was just wondering if Nike is able to see any differences, now his fish have spawned, and he probably knows which one's the female and which one is the male.....
 
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